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4/1/13

OK this is the time of year when I will be organising bird workshops in Lesvos Greece

If you are interested in Photographing the beautiful European bee-eater as well as many other beauties then please 'Note' me . Prices start from £1100 all inclusive from Gatwick London for a week and £1375 for 2 weeks based on two people sharing - single weeks start from 27/4/13 and two weeks start from 20/4/13
group sizes are small and include some use of my camera equipment

Many thanks

Jamie














20/12/12

I seem to be drinking lots of wine tonight like there's no tomorrow :omg:

23/11/12

OK some of you may have noticed I have been a little absent again ;-(

I am an avid Fan of the film "Paul" starring Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Directed by  Gregg Mottola. After sitting down with my two boys at Easter and watching Sean of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and Paul. I had a long kinda dream and vision. The next thing I knew I was writing it all down.
As my English grammar is pretty bad (may be because I am Scottish lol) I got my friend Karina Lyburns to edit it for me.

I call it "First Class" www.jamiemacarthur.com

If you click on the link it will take you straight there.

If you haven't seen Paul, then please go out and buy it before watching this one ;-)

I hope you enjoy it.

P.S I think you should be over 15 before reading it lol



16/10/2012

Hi Everyone I hope I find you all well ;-)

Sorry I have been away for a while, I had to run my business for a little time and then I ended up in hospital for a week with problems with my kidneys ;-( Unfortunately that also coincided with a birding trip to
the Shetland isles which I then had to cancel ;-( (so not many new photos). The good news is that I have just about made a full recovery and I have just completed a another property for my business, which means I will be back for a little time yay. ;-)

Oh and I just found out I got another DD - WOW I'm so honoured ;-) Thank you all again ;-)

I hope you din't miss me too much :omg:

Jamie :bighug:








I will try and catch up with all your lovely comments and requests

25th July 2012

A Commission for anyone interested 100 Euro or the equivalent value in Dollars or pounds

I need someone to make me a piece of artwork. It needs to be a 16:9 format as it is going to be used on my wedding web-site

It has to contain the following - A bride, a groom, a bride's maid, a church, a cake, an old car, flowers and old historic building and anything else to do with weddings.

I need you to use only royalty free images or your own drawings, sketches etc which I can use for commercial use. I need the image to be as dramatic and in the realms of fantasy .

I will need the image in about 2 weeks with each component of the image on a separate layer on photoshop

Full credit to you and a link to your web-site will be given

Please Note me if interested

Many thanks

Jamie

P.S feel free to pass this on




25/5/12

Well tomorrow I'm of to the NW Isles of Scotland (isle of Skye and Uist) to track some Birds of prey - will be away for a week, so wont be able to reply to anything unless I can get a signal

Thank you again for all your lovely comments ;-) ad hopefully I will catch up with you all on my return

all the best

Jamie :hug:




I'm Back!!!!

Hi Everyone I'm back after a couple of weeks in Greece ;-)

I see I have many comments to catch up with. I will do my best to answer them all . Until then thank you for being patient


all the best

Jamie




Hello Everyone ;-)

I am off for a couple of weeks now to do more birding ;-)

Thank you all for looking and  for all your lovely comments ;-) I have tried to answer every comment given which takes me a few hours everyday, but it is the least I can do ;-)

anyway hope to see you all when I get back ;-)

take care :hug:

Jamie







I took voluntary redundancy just over 10 months ago to follow a few of my dreams , one of which is bird photography!

I have been on here just over a month now and cannot believe the overwhelming response to my work ;-) It fills me with great joy to know that you like my photographs as much as I enjoy taking them. I had no idea so many of you would like them and I cannot thank you enough for your encouragement and kind comments. I do try my best to answer everybody but this is becoming exceedingly hard each day but I will do my best ;-)

There are loads of fantastic artists with incredible talent on here and I am trying my best to find you, but unfortunately time is always our enemy, and of course I think there are 30 million members registered

Soon it will be time for me to start shooting stuff again so again my time will be limited - but I'll do my best to keep up


My wish would be for someone to either find professional use for my work so I could do it full time and that would help pay my bills, or for someone to write a book and use my stuff for reference as writing is not my forte - or both ;-)

Alternatively you can always hire me for guided trips, tuition or even talks. I haven't worked out any rates yet but I'm sure I could ;-)

lastly a 'Big THANK YOU for the DD that shot has now has 2550 favourites in 8 weeks - incredible

I wish all the best to all my new friends

Jamie :hug:
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
NO need to comment with me.
I know how hard it is......I mean it.
Hugs
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
thanks Jenny, I don't now how much time I can spend there. I seem to be getting requests ever other day, and unfortunately I have tuned most of them down as I don't have time. You however have been following me fro the start so I will see what I can do ;-)
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Jamie.
You do not have to do anything right away..........it is up to you, when you submit!
Stop worrying SO much, you sound like me?????????????
Hugs
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Landylachs Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
All the best, Jamie! I wish you the best luck in the world with your birding, you have a clearly passionate eye for your art, and there is this feeling of joy in each of your photos that is very unique in wildlife photography. Your photos seem to capture a feeling of the personality of the bird you depict. I very much look forward to seeing your photos whenever you update, and eagerly anticipate where your travels will take you. :)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
Thank you so Much Liz, It is very kind of you to give me so many lovely words of support. I am glad my work brightens up your day and I help bring a smile to your face. That's big enough reward for me. Thank you again for all your lovely comments - have a coool day ;-)
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AngelaLouwe Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're really too kind Jamie, to try and answer everyone. Most of the 'big ones' on here don't do that a lot. It's more important to take photo's and enjoy that than to answer every single message :) Except for this one, this one you can answer :P

You really hit it off with Deviantart :) I hope I'll be as good as you one day, I'm getting there photo by photo :)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I'm sure you will be bette than me some day ;-) I hope you are ;-)
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AngelaLouwe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It depends on if we both keep photographing to improve :) Not to brag, but did you happen to see my newest photo?
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
very true, but you are much younger than me so you have more time !!!
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AngelaLouwe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha, buuut you have better equipment!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
for now, but I'm sure you'll upgrade one day!
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AngelaLouwe Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm hoping to upgrade next year :)
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SammylovesCookies Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
I'm glad that you are doing so well! Thanks for commenting on my swan photo because it means so much to have feedback from a pro! Everyone is encouraging you! You have such a brilliant talent and it's nice to see someone who makes use of it! Keep it up! :)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
Thank you so much Samantha, don'y give up, the more shots you take the more clear it will become which ones feel right or not. tr always to get down to the level of the bird it always looks better ;-)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
If I ever find myself in the UK, I'll hire you for a day =P

Do you sell a lot of photos? They look so professional, I think books and magazines should be fighting over your photos!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
your on ;-)

I have sold a couple of large canvas prints but thats about it - I've yet to be approached ;-(
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BlightOfClouds Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Also, you are a fantastic and cooooooooool guy, and I am soooooooo thankful that someone could restore my utter fascination with birds. Please don't make toooo toooo many friends because then we can't have as big a chunk of your attention that we have! You have taken to stroking-your-audience-in-the-right-direction to a record speed, which I can only work to aquire. I wish I could tell you to come up to the Dominion, but we don't have much that's interesting. Escept for the Peregrine falcons, and the eagles everywhere, which are pleasant but just seeing the creatures that you get to see throws me off a little.

All the best for the future and KEEP CAPTURING THE FANTASTIC CREATURES!

(>^v^)>
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thank you Danny, and for all your support and kind word you have given ;-) I will do my best to reply to everything but it is getting harder sand hard in fact it takes a few hours each day ;-(

I am so glad I have restored your fascination of bird, they are magical and need our protection to continue!

I love Eagles and Peregrines so you never know if I get the opportunity to get over there one day I will .

thank you again for all your support ;-)

Jamie ;-)
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BlightOfClouds Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
You take pictures of osprey.

Danny like osprey.
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
he he I am so glad ;-)
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SMerle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Our pleasure. Your work is amazing. I wish you so many good things to help you in your quest to make a living at what you love to do. :heart:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
Thank you so, so much I really appreciate all the comments you have made over the past few weeks ;-)
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SMerle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
your so welcome. All heartfelt. :heart:
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amordragon Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats! It's an honor to have you as part of the dA community and I'm glad that you feel so appreciated. You deserve it! :trophy:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012
:hug: thank you , you are very sweet ;-) I am glad you enjoy my work ;-)
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amordragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
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T-Arya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Congratulations, Jamie! I love all of your photos and I'm always looking forward so much for the next ones :) Hope you will one day come to take some pictures to the Czech Republic (my home) :) Or to Finland (my other home), to take some pictures of the awesome Lapish kuukkeli birds, if you haven't yet :D
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you so much T-Arya for your kind words and support ;-) Yes hopefully I'll get over there sometime soon and photograph the Lapish Kuukkeli bird;-) I must confessI have not heard of this bird, do you know its Latin name? It is hard to know the name of he world's 10000 species lol. I have only managed just under 900 in 5 years

Thank you again- Jamie
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T-Arya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Haha of course, Latin name is Perisoreus infaustus and in English it's Siberian Jay. They're very nice birds and not shy at all, you can even feed them from the hand :)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Aha yes it is on top of my wish list next year. I am hoping to go over to Scandinavia next february - see you there lol - Any advice in finding the best place for them would be much appreciated. I am hoping to do the Scandinavian owls and the Eagles and finish with a few shots of the Aurora Borealis . There are a few people offering very expensive trips there which I try and avoid, but I might have no choice!
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T-Arya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
That's so great! Unfortunately I won't be there next year... We were in winter cottage near Ylläs hill two times this year and there are really great possibilities to see those birds in your backyard as well as to see beautiful auroras in the sky ;) I've taken some photos of both, but I'm sure yours will be thousand times better! ;)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Oh dear that's a shame I'm finding it difficult to get much information about where to go like i said apart from the touring companies !
You are too kind, I have always wanted to see the Aurora Borealis and there you have it on your doorstep WOW!!
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T-Arya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
No problem ;) I believe that this your dream will come true ;)
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
thank you I do hope so ;-)
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist
...that's exactly and honestly what I would wish You,as I suggested in one of my first comments,when I discovered Your works...I wish You all the best luck,and success,dear Jamie,and even glory...Your talent deserves...:iconlovenodplz::iconrainbowheartplz:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you so, so much Flo and for all those encouraging works and icons you gave me :hug:
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist
...:icondancinggarfieldplz::iconhellothereplz:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
you are such a tease lol
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floriaiglenoir Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist
...:iconseeyouplz:
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was happy to read your journal my friend, i did not know you got a DD but that is so well deserved
your art is amazing, a feast for the eye
I am myself taking a big leave due to a huge burn-out to do my art, it is so healing for me
i am glad with our artistic friendship
see you when you are back my friend, for your feature, but perhaps the exposure will no longer be necessary by little humble me, you will so quickly become a celebrity here on DA, you have all it takes, the eye, the dedication, the talent, the will power and the nature of the true artist, wishing you all the best my friend, may all your artistic dreams come true for you
I am fan
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you so much Christine for your encouraging words. I am so glad you find solace in your work ! This world will grind you down if you let it and we cant let it can we ;-)
I would still love exposure from you as I told a lot of my friends you were going to do it (and it was a promise lol) but I understand if you are too busy!!

I look forward to seeing more of your work too ;-) take care my new found friend ;-) Jamie

P.S thank you for favouriting all those shots of mine ;-)
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no no no no i was just being falsely humble lol
i am going to do it, absolutely!!!
date the 28th or 29th, it is set in stone, really!!!
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
WAW ;-) you are too kind I hope I can do something for you one day ;-)
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
no no no
nothing in return needed, come on, this gesture is thanks enough, really
don't you dare doing something back or i will take all the "waws" back and then you will be totally lost :rofl:
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
No don't take your 'WAW's back !!! lol I'll be good ;-(
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crayonmaniac Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ok the waws stay if i have your word
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
I'll do my best ;-) but I can't promise lol
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MCarolinaR Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Your pictures are simply amazing, delight for eyes.
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Jamie-MacArthur Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Thank you so much ;-)
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CaliforniaPoppy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! I think you've achieved a lot in a short time here on DeviantArt. ^^
:hug:
So, you're going to take a break to get new pictures?
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